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THE ROCK. ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 5, 1910.
Chords and Discords
-WHISKERS OR NO. '
Milan, III., Feb. 4.-Dear Editor: I
was very much Interested In reading
Item the other
ing on the
ers ceasing to
fair sex as an
en chan t men t
of man's beau
ty?" I note
that an emin
ent jurist li
Quoted as say
ing that he re
called a day
when the men
beards were al
most the only
ones upon whom women , would lavish
I am no longer a frivolous girl, al
though etill considered youthful, and
therefore I feel that I can approach
the subject with calmness and reason.
I had a Ipver once. Ho was a hand
some man, and we were devoted to
one another, at least I thought enough
of him that I would have married him
' if he had asked me and I know
that he Intended doing so. Suddenly
he was seized with an, insane desire
'to raise a heard. It was the most
jhorrible hunch of tangle that I have
jver seen hanging from the chin of a
I human being. He continued his atten
tions to me, but I was always em
barassed when I appeared in public
with him. The beard reached to a
point In the neighborhood of the third
button 'In his shirt front When we
were out riding together on a Sunday
afternoon I would hear small crowds
'of boys gathered on the street corners
blesat after the fashion of a goat. Of
vcourse I knew what they meant, and
'so did Henrys that was his first name.
I would call his attention to the fact
that he was being made fun of and
that it was all attributable to the long
whiskers, but I could not get him with
N in hailing distance of a barber shop.
I pleaded as any young girl in love
with- a man should, for I could see
that it was a great disfigurement to
his natural good looks.
One day riding inta crowded str?et
car Henry occupied a seat with a tony
lady. He sat next the open window.
The wind was blowing pretty strong.
A gust caught his whiskers amidships
and swung t!ie whole crop across her
eyes. She took hold of them and
hurled them back whence they came
and said some very unpleasant things
to Henry. It turned out that the lady
belongs to my church. She was in
timately acquainted with my mother,
and she broached the incident on hor
next visit at our home. Of course I
defended Henry," and mother kind of
hedged with me, but I could see that
he was losing ground among tho.so
who formerly respected him.
The climax came one evening whsn
Henry came to dine with us. and gt
a fork tangled in the beard. In ex
tracting it I must have pulled out :.t
least two dozen of the longer hairs.
Henry said I did it on purpose. I
never could explain to him otherwise.
We might have . married but for this
unpleasant incident, for I believe that
in time I could have Induced him to
have discarded the lilacs paruon my
facetiousness. I never told any one
before the real reason for my spinster
hood, and I know you will respect my
wish that my name be not used in
connection with this communication.
So my experience Is that whiskers
make a monkey of a man and also
one of the girl in love with him De
fore he took on the goat-like growth.
Henry is still single. The beard
seems to be growing longer every year.
We speak, but nothing more. Our
love affair is years dead. I am hoping
that some day he will discard the
whiskers, for I would like to see him
once more as I used to know himt
Then, perhaps. But I will say no
more. Only I Just wanted to tell you
that there is one woman who resents
the vain statements attributed to
some of the brutal men that we ad
mire them more with long hair dan
gling from their chins. I may writ
you again. If this letter proves inter
esting enough to publish. Please do
not ask me for my photograph, as I
only have a dozen left, and mine
might not be acceptable to the other
members of your family, smce they
have never met me formally.
A MILAN GIRL..
BILLY'S CORRESPOIf DESCE.
Dear Tom I have had my first real
sitting- with mother" her mother. I al
most passed away the other afternoon
when Gertrude phonud me to come to
the house for dinner; that only sho
and mother would.be at home. I "was
beautifully handled in the preliminari
es, but where I know I kicked In
wrong was in the conversation that
followed. T don't know whether you
are aware of the fact, but I can't Just
always estimate my capacity before
tackling a meal, especially if the com
pany Is brilliant, as it was In this In
stance. Well, I overfed, and was
obliged to keep pinching and kicking
myself all during the evening to pre
vent falling asleep at the switch.
The opening inning was devoted to
a discussion of various young male
personages in our beautiful city and
the headway they had made in life
with the dollar sign always in 'view.
I chipped in whenever I had an oppor
tunity to toss a kindly word, adher
ing religiously to my policy never to
pan an absent brother. I knew
mother was seeking Inside informa
tion on at least three of the young
fellows, any one of whom I know sns
would prefer to me as a son-in-law,
although I am beginning to foel that
we are going to bo good friends, even
if nothing ever comes of my effort to
land within the family circle. She is
dippy on habits and bank accounts,
the latter. a disease that seems to be
getting firmer foot daily among parents
with eligible daughters. You' know
this coin game never worried me much
until now. One chap a friend of both
of us she seemed particularly anxious
to get a line on. She knew that he
was studious, an industrious worker,
devotod to his family, and careful with
his money. What more should a girl
desire in a husband, and she looked
Is Peruna an alcoholic bsverags in disguise? Is it possible to use Feruna
ea a substitute for whiskey? Do people buy Peruna and use it as a tody, or
& bitters, or a bracer?
It would be the easiest thing in the world for any one to demonstrate the
falsity of such statements. Let any one go to the drug store and purchase a bot
tle of Peruna. let him undertake to r.se it as a beversje, or take this remedy in
doses considerably larger than these prescribed on the bottle. Would the result
be alcoholic intoxication? Ecthing'cf the sort. Lot any one try it and see.
Peruna is a medical compound quite heavily lcacbd with medicinal ingred
ients. JS taken in doses larger than prescribed it would produce a positive
drug effect Wo one could take it as a beverage. If any one doubts these state
ments, try it and see. "We knew that Peruna cannot be U3ed as' a bever
age; that it will not intoxicate; that it cannot be used as a substitute for
liquors. We guarantee that PEHTJSTA CONTAINS NO CEEAP WHISKEY r
OH ANY OTHER WHISKEY, for that matter.
It contains a small per cent, of cologne spirit?, absolutely essential to dis
solve and hold in solution medicinal ingredients, but the drug3 contained in
Peruna prohibit its use as a beverage. It would be the easiest thing in tho
world for any one to demonstrate this if they chose to do so.
Peruna is eold everywhere. , THE INGREDIENTS ARE FLAHILY
PRINTED ON EACH BOTTLE. It has been sail over and over again that
chemists have analysed Peruna and found it to contain only cubeba and
whiskey. Now we challsnge any chemist to demonstrate any such statement.
Let any one who has even a smattering knowledge of chemistry purchase a
bottle of Peruna and see whether cr net it contains whiskey, find out for him
self whether or not it is composed of cheap-whiskey and cubebp. Of course,
cubebs is one of tho ingredients of Peruna, but there are many other ingred
ients. It contains hydra3tis canadensis, corydalis formosa, ccllinsonia, and at
least four other medicinal ingredients. To be sure, no chemist could so ana
lyze Peruna as to be able to identify the various medicinal ingredients. This
is beyond the ability of any chemist. Eat any ordinary chemist would be able
to say that Peruna is heavily loaded with medicinal ingredients of some kind
in addition to cubebs.
Now why are these statements repeated when their fabity could be so
easily demonstrated? Simply because there i3 continued hostility toward Pe
runa on the part of the medical profession. Very likely the magazines which
took up the crusade Egainst Peruna and denounced it as a cheap beverage
were misled by statements of the medical profession. Probably they were
sincere in th?ir attitude towards it: Eut now, after all these things have been
said and refuted, it would seem to be in order for such people to use a littlo
fairness and common sense in ths matter.
Every time any cne says that Peruna is nothing but cheap whiskev and
cubebs he is telling a lie, an absolute falsehood. Most people intend to speak
the truth. But the prevalent habit of repeating other people's statements,
without investigation as to their truth, has led many well-meaning people to
eay these false things about Peruna.
TJaed according to the directions cn the bottle, PESTJNA IS A SAFE
AND RELIABLE CATARRH RESTED Y, but, like any other good medicine, ii
taken in excess of those doses, it will produce drug effects very rmpleasant'to
the person who takes it
It is therefore up to every honest person to quit mating such statements
concerning Peruna, or acknowledge that he is repeating slanders about which
he knows nothing. Cne might just as well say that Castor Oil is an intoxicant
that if taken in large enough doses it will operate as a "booze." If people
never tried to see, but simply repeated such statements about Castor OiL the
majority of people would come to believe them. It is no easier to demonstrate
such a statement about Cas tor Oil than it would be about Peruna.
Any one who takes Peruna knows that such statements are false. To say
that Peruna i3 cheap whiskey and cubebs nay constitute good material for
Jokes on the vaudeville stage, but there is no excuse f:t any one who pretends
to be truthfa'. saying over aain this oil-repeated falsehood.
Ask Your Druggist for. a Free Peruna Almanac for 1910.
squarely at me when she put the ques
tion. I said that certainly ought to
fill the bill, and I added that the chap
under consideration was all what she
had heard of him, and more; that he
always beat the last car home at night,
frowned on the frivolities that ordi
narily interest one of his years; gave
to charity in accordance with - his
means, and withal was the best type
of young citizen. This appeared '.o
have nleased mother ereatly.- If she'll
f only tell him now so that he can come
back in my favor, I will be able to for
give myself for the stretch that I gave
my conscience in order to keep his
record clean. Fact is Jim is a gum
shoer; not bad, but just one of those
sociable Indians that will chime in on
anything that sounds like a bully time.
I could have told mother that at the
very moment she was touting him, and
I was helping her, he was waiting for
the second show to close in order to
be with a Dollie that a mutual friend
introduced him to the first of the
week. Every vaudeville skirt on the
circuit has his telephone number and
addres. with a letter of Introduction
from her sister who Is leaving for the
next stand. At that he Is not soft
Just likes to be around where there
is life occasionally. Of course If I
had been a sledge-swinger I would
have come forward with a full report,
related in confidence, and for the pro
tection of Gertrude and others of her
friends who tolerated this daylight
angel. But I'm giving- none of the
gossips any new material to work on.
They have enough to keep them work
ing for a spell yet. They'll get enough
without any assistance from you and
me and the rest of us. What they
don't hear they'll manufacture. .
But where I stubbed my toe was In
not warming up to mother's real beany
hobby woman's suffrage. When this
was mentioned I began to fall for the
reason of the almost constant absence
of the head of the house from home.
The boots have been shifted in that
domicile, you can lay three to one on
that. Ills stall is that he's away look
ing after his western holdings. He is
pretty well healed, as I have hunched
you before, but I guess he could have
more of his laundering done at the
home station if he wanted, to. I no
ticed Gertrude shift nervously when
mother drifted onto the political shoot.
Mother lit up like i cathedral when,
she declared that th time was at hand
when women should assert their right
at the polls. Momentarily I stood pat.
Because I did not come back with aiv
instantaneous rise I thought she wouia
get a handful of my face. . She rushed
at me and shook her right under my
nose and said 1 was just like all the
other men. But we were not men, sho
said. We were selfish cowards. A
lovely disposition to greet you at the
breakfast table on a cold winter morn
ing when the coal supply is short.
The mocha I repeated twice at din
ner had been settling me, and I had
about reached that stage when I was
ready for a sacred song when mother
threw the suffrage scare Into me. I
braced up, and, In order to save my
self as far as possible, I ventured that
I had not given the question as serious
thought as doubtless it deserved. That
was worse than ever. I was ignorant.
I knew who had the highest batting
average in the big leagues last season,
but I did not know the names of the
grand women who were forging the
way of progress on both hemispheres.
Then she poured out the cognomens
of a string of Janes that I never heard
of before, and warned me to watch
their smoke. All that was holding her
back was her natural modesty. It
would not take much to get her Into
the thick of the fight. I tried to
change the subject to the Pinchpt-Bal-linger
controversy, and got deeper
than ever into It. I got hipped to a
line of scandal that I did not know was
in the books. Mother's opinion was
that the whole flock down at Washing
ton ought to be skidded. Of course I
agTeed with her, and then we returned
to suffrage. My onlj means of avoid
ing an open breach was to Indicate
that I was at least interested in the
subject. In fact, I was glad to learn
that the women were rising to a fu'l
appreciation of their rights, and it ill
became our American and European
vaunted gallantry to lay obstacles in
the course of a movement that could
not fail in such pure hands. The mm
had made a sad bungle of political
administration wherever they had been
entrusted with the responsibilities of
government, said I, and I gloried in
the spunk of our motherhood and sis
terhood in their battle for the freedom
of the ballot, irrespective of sex. Say,
perhaps that line did not ride strong
with mother. During the soto lead
ing up to the explosion Gertrude fell
asleep. The clash awakened her, and
she was a pretty picture when she
blushingly apologized to me. I under
stand that1 the loafer with the frat
pin and the bank roll (owned by
father) was a caller the night before,
and hung around until 12 you know
he don't have to lay for the whistles
like you and me.
4 I carried home 12 pounds of suffra
gette literature, including pictures and
stories of the lives of the leading
Janes in the fight. I see it's up to me
to get a head full of the dope to be
prepared the next evening I am per
mitted to call. - But that isn't helping
my case with Gertrude, do you think?
I wonder if mother isn't trying to talk
me out of it BTL.L.Y.
OCR. ISfIE IXFOHMATIOX BUUKAU.
B. L. M. We fain would refrain giv
ing advise as to which way would
prove the more healthy for you to lay
your money on the Jeffries-Johnson
Fourth of July punching fest. How
ever, -we once told a friend to play a
certain horse, he took our advice, and
he did so well that he bought us a
good nickel cigar the next time wo
met. We had the cigar analyzed. We
did not smoke it. In your case, we
would suggest that you put your money
in bank and let it draw Interest pend
ing the preliminaries. The-re are a
number of rounds to be fought out
with ink yet. In the meantime you
3-lbs. Pillsbury Hour Free
Monday Will be Special Day, as Eight 24k
lb. Sacks of This Flour Will
be Given Away, Free
Every woman that visited the Pillsbury Flour Exhibit at Davenport last December will be
pleased to learn that the same will be conducted in this city, Rock Island, for one week, from
Monday Feb. 7 to Saturday, Feb 12, inclusive.
Every woman attending will receive ZV2 pounds of this celebrated flour free. Don't fail
to visit us-on Monday.
Exhibition Held at 1628 2nd Ave., Cor. Market Square
might focus your bee on the baseball
season, and the chances are you will
forget all about the odds that you
have been offered from the white side.
July 5 call on your banker, and we
believe you will feel more like the
fellow who etuok to white pop and
took the early car home than the one
who remained to greet the Ice man.
p. D. It is not true that Glffortl
Pinchot's ffmlly Is short of coal.
Pinch that's what our class called
him at Yale has the big fellow who
cut his official supporters tied to a
post on the currency question. At
school Pinch lived up to the abbrevia
tion, although some devil in other re
gards. But that's all ancient history.
Fact is that Pinch will pull through
the winter without any testimonial
concerts or lawn parties to buy food
for the folks. His bug is tne tree,
differing with the father of his coun
try, in that he frowns on the prema
ture application of the ax, although
George, you will find by consulting
your fifth grade text books, coughed
the truth when dad invited him to the
oxb ox the: senator.
Ex-Senator William Payne has been
around some and if there is any tim
othy seed left in his alfalfa it Isn't
noticeable to the average observer.
Are You Nervous
GREAT SPECIALIST TELXS WIIY
YOU DON'T GET WELL
Are you nervous? Then we say to
you that somewhere along the spine
there is very often a congestion and
you can never get well until that con
gested spot is' relieved. We have prov
en this in hundreds of cases, and we
can prove it to you. We have the
testimony of hundreds of grateful pa
tients to back up this great truth.
For years we have made a scientific
study of these cases. By finding these
congested places in the spinal column
and relieving them by special treat
ments we have cured hundreds after
others failed. Many of these cases
had been ailing for years, and be
fore coming to our office, they had
been treated by others for all kinds
of complaints except the right one.
Many complaints are caused or
kept up by congestion in the spine,
such as nervous prostration, nervous
dyspepsia, indigestion, palpitation of
the heart, loss of sleep, poor mem
ory, pain in back of neck, restless
ness, lack of confidence, loss of
strength, easily tir?d. general weak
ness, or weakness of any part, back
ache, despondency, worry, hot and
cold flashes, numb feeling, paralysis,
neuralgia, female complaints, consti
pation, nervous debility, weakness of
the heart, stomach, liver or kidneys,
cough, cold hands and feet, poor cir
culation and general weak and ner
vous conditions of men, women and
Mr. A. R. Waits of Laddsdale,
Iowa, writes: "When first commenc
ing with Dr. Walsh, I was a perfect
wreck with nervous exhaustion. I had
tried several treatments before that
time with no benefit. After taking
treatment from Dr. Walsh, I am now
feeling like a new man, and am free
from that tired and worn out feel
ing. I honestly and cheerfully rec
ommend his treatment to all sufferers !
of nervousness." "
Mrs. Johji Maroff, whose address
is Wilton Junction, Rural Route 1,
says: "I suffered for a long time from
stomach, heart and nervous trouble.
In fact I was so nervous and weak,
and had such great pain around" the !
heart and stomach that my folks nev
er wanted me to be alone. When the
spells of pain would come on I would
often suffer agony. For quite a
while I could only eat light food.
Yet after taking Dr. Walsh's treat
ment a short time I felt just fine. It
is really wonderful in my case. I
can't say too much in his praise."
Mr. Evi Williams' of Clarksdale
suffered frora kidney and nervous
trouble for years. He writes: "I am
getting along, feel stout and can eat
anything I like."
Mrs. William Thorne of Savannah,
says: " Dr.. Walsh cured my daughter
of eczema, so there is no sign of it
left. Before that she had tried many
other treatments without benefit."
Drs. Walsh have been located for
15 years In Davenport, Iowa, in the
McCulloug-h building at 124 West
Third street. Examination is free of
charge and charges are small.
Not only has he. In his long career
In politics, acquired a broad knowl
edge of men, but he has been led to
fanoy he knew pretty- well how to deal
diplomatically with women.
The senator happens Just at this
time to be a grass widower. His wife
left about a month ago on a visit, and
has not yet returned. Now, grass
widowing is all right for awhile, but
when everything in the house is eaten
up, the dishes and cooking utensils
have air gotten to a state where they
are no longer usable without w ashing,
the bed looks like a hog wallow, all
of one's handkerchiefs, ocks and un
derwear are in discard and the cat is
starving it is different. The restful
quiet of the first week begins to pall
and a man starts taking his meals
down town and loafing evenings at the
So it was . with Senator Payne. At
the end of three weeks he decided he
had had enough. Pride, however,
checked him when he assayed to write
and frankly state his predicament.
Instead, he decided to Indulge in di
plomacy. He went to a public stenog
rapher and dictated a letter to his bet
ter half. He began by saying he had
nothing in particular to write about,
but since he had employed a stenog
rapher he had to keep her busy. He
trusted his wife was enjoying herself
and hoped that if she needed any
more money she would not hesitate
to draw on him. The weather in Rock
Island was pretty bad and she would
probably find it pleasanter to prolong
her stay a few weeks till it warmed
up a bit. Then, too, bad weather had
made railroad wrecks rather frequent
of late and he hoped she would take
her personal safety into consideration
and. journey home, when she did
come, by easy stages.
The senator chuckled over this let
ter. He showed it to his friends be
fore sending it, and confidently pre
dieted that it would bring his spouse
back on the next train. But this is
where he missed hiscalculations.
After a few days of anxious watch
ing the Incoming trains the senator
got a reply which stunned him. His
wife was glad he was apparently get
ting along so well. She had decided
to stay a few weeks longer as he had
advised. Hiring a stenographer met
with her entire approval. "But." sho
added, "while you are keeping her busv
I would suggest that she be set to
cleaning up the house. I shall expect
to find things in ship shape when I
ASKS FOR IT, AT LEAST.
A Hock Island consumer thought be
had become thoroughly Inured to tb.9
high cost of living, but when a farmer's
wife asked him 50 cents a dozen for
eggs the other day he promptly faint
ed. And yet some people doubt that
the farmer is getting his share of this
great prosperity we are all enjoying.
ASK THE BCTCIIKR.
We know a man in Rock Island who
goes to the butcher shop every day
for. a dime's worth of meat and who
never falls to bum a welnle from the
butcher. Ho is old enough, goodness
knows, so that It is no mere childish
whim, and he is worth forty or fifty
thousand dollars, so he doesn't have
to beg. The question naturally arises,
does he think he is getting something
for nothing, or has he merely got it in
for the meat trust?
GO TO THE EESCUE.
Don't Wait Till It's Too Late Fol
low the Example of a Hock
Rescue the aching back.
If it keeps on aching, trouble
Backache is kidney ache.
If you neglect the kidney's warn
ing. L,ook out for urinary trouble
This Rock Island citizen will show
you how to go to the rescue.
J. E. Pierce, retired. 813 Third
avenue, Rock Island, 111., says: "I
suffered from kidney complaint for
a long time and was often in a bad
way. My back ached almost con
stantly, I felt stiff and lame and was
bothered by a frequent desire to pass
the kidney secretions. I had often
heard of Doan's Kidney Pills and de
ciding to try them, I procured a box
at the Harper House pharmacy. My
experience with this remedy has been
so satisfactory that I am glad to
recommend it to other kidney suf
ferers. I consider Doan's Kidney
Pills to be a fine kidney medicine."
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Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
Doings your own washing
this winter. All you get
out of it is a backache and
chilblains, to say nothing
of the steamy house and
the kind of dinner your
We'll save you all this
annoyance and it will cost
you anly 5c a pound.
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In addition to "The Golden State Limited" traine de luxe two new trains
have been placed in service to California: "The Califomian" and "The Cali
fornia Special." This provides two daily fast trains from . Chicago and St.
Louis, and three from Kansas City and intermediate points to California via
ock Island Lines
"The Golden State Limited" carries only standard Pullman cars exclusively for
first-class travel. "The Califomian" and "The California Special" provide
high-class standard and tourist sleeping car service through to Los Angeles.
The route is via El Paso and New Mexico the route of lowest altitudes and
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